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Shane Dawson losing 100,000 subscribers per day amid Jaden Smith backlash

Shane Dawson losing 100k subscribers per day amid Jaden Smith and blackface backlash.
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Shane Dawson has fallen out of favour in a big way (Picture: YouTube/shane)

Shane Dawson has been losing at least 100,000 subscribers every day after his YouTube apology and row with Jaden Smith.

The YouTuber has been falling out of favour in a big way, after he was accused of sexualising Jaden’s younger sister Willow when she was just 11.

Shane posted his video Taking Accountability, which saw him apologise for using blackface and racial slurs in the past, on 26 June.

The same day, he lost 100,000 subscribers, according to Social Blade. The next day, he lost another 100,000, with the site reporting he lost 200,000 on 28 June, when Jaden accused him of ‘sexualising’ his younger sister.

On 29 June, Shane lost another 100,000 subscribers, according to the site, meaning he’s lost a total of 500,000 over the past week alone.

Shane has faced backlash after Jaden Smith and his mum Jada hit out at him for allegedly sexualising Willow when she was 11.


Shane Dawson subscribers
 Shane has been losing at least 100,000 subscribers every day (Picture: Social Blade)

A disturbing video that surfaced on Twitter showed the YouTube star looking at an 11-year-old Willow on a Disney poster while appearing to pretend to masturbate.

He also appears to sexualise the lyrics to Willow’s hit single Whip My Hair as he says ‘Whip your hair back and forth’ in the clip.

Jada simply tweeted: ‘To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.’

While Jaden commented: ‘SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. YOU SEXUALIZING AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY SISTER!!!!!! IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT.’

SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. YOU SEXUALIZING AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY SISTER!!!!!! IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT.

— Jaden (@jaden) June 27, 2020

To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.

— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 27, 2020

Jaden and Jada’s comments came shortly after Shane addressed the backlash over his past use of blackface and racial slurs.

The 31-year-old, who has a following of more than 22 million, said: ‘Blackface was something that I did a lot. Like, I did it a lot on my channel. There’s no excuse for it, there’s literally no excuse.

‘I made a video six years ago talking about it and I gave excuses, I knew it was wrong, I knew I never wanted to do it again, but I didn’t do the work. I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong, and why people were so upset.

‘Because my “excuse” [was] “I was just being funny, I love black people, I’m not a racist. I was trying to be funny.” All of that is stupid and wrong. And I put that onto the internet as an adult, and that is insane.

‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry to anybody that saw that, and that also saw that people were lifting me up and saying, “You’re so funny, Shane. You’re so funny”. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be black and see this white f***ing guy do blackface and the whole internet at that time be like, “LOL”.

‘That’s insane and I’m so sorry. I don’t know how to even fully apologise because it seems like something that is irredeemable. It’s something that I shouldn’t be able to get out of, I should lose everything for that.’

Shane went on to insist that he doesn’t have ‘hate for any race’ or any people, but understands that some of his jokes ‘went way too far’.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Shane Dawson’s reps for comment.

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